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Woman body as a place of social control

Author(s): Emilia Garncarek
Subject(s): Gender Studies
Published by: Łódzkie Towarzystwo Naukowe
Keywords: Sociology of the body; Corporality; Social control; Childless by choice women

Summary/Abstract: The article concerns on relationships between women corporality and social control of the body. Women are double controlled by cultural constructions of femininity. First they must be beauty, slim and shapely, second – they must procreate. The body constitutes a place of control, an area where discipline can be maintained.

  • Issue Year: 59/2010
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 55-69
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish